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Challenges of Coronavirus – 5 Steps to Take Today

Covid-19

If your business is dealing with the unprecedented challenges of Coronavirus, there is a range of government support and advice to help you through. Here are 5 key steps you can take today: 1. Get help with your finances For small and medium-sized businesses, the new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is now available for applications. For more information and …

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iF Design Award for Hultafors Tools

iF Design Award

Another Prestigious Design Award for the Hultafors Group’s Workwear and Tools brands Added to the Red Dot Design Award for Workwear, the Hultafors Group has just won the iF Design Award for the Hultafors Snap-Off Knife (SRP18A) and the HDM Dry Marker. With over 7200 entries from 56 countries, the competition was intense. After much deliberation, the 78-member jury – …

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HB42 ‘All-in-One’ Sealant & Adhesive

HB42 All-in-One Sealant & Adhesive

Roger Bisby thinks he knows why, historically, we had so little faith in adhesives and why it has now changed. During my many years in the building industry, there has been a long and steady improvement in adhesives but I don’t think I am alone in thinking that for much of that time the promises and claims made by manufacturers …

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The heat is on – Hot Work Fires on the Rise

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Hot work fires on construction sites are on the rise. CHAS, the supply chain risk management experts, explain what you need to remember when undertaking this type of work. More than a quarter of all accidental fires on construction sites are sparked by ‘hot work’, according to Freedom of Information data obtained by insurer Zurich. Combustible materials can be easily …

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Snickers ProtecWork – Increasing Protection Through Layers

Snickers ProtecWork – Increasing Protection Through Layers

This fully accredited and independently tested Protective Wear for heat, flame, electrical arc and chemical risk environments delivers market-leading risk-protection in a wide range of hazardous working environments. The key features and benefits of the clothing include the hi-tech, advanced fabric technology integral to the Base-, Mid- and Top-Layer garments for both men and women that combine well with the Snickers Workwear hallmarks of …

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NEW ProtecWork Protective Clothing From Snickers Workwear

Snickers ProtecWork

Fully accredited, advanced Protective Wear for heat and flame, electrostatic, mechanical and chemical risk environments from the UK’s leading workwear innovator. Snickers Workwear’s ProtecWork range has new additions to its protective wear garments including Class 1 and 2 hi-vis work trousers, tops and sweatshirts. Fully accredited for a variety of risk environments such as heat and flame, electrostatic, chemical and …

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NEW – EMMA Safety Footwear Added to the Hultafors Group PPE Portfolio

EMMA Safety Footwear Added to the Hultafors Group

As customer demands for accreditation, safety, quality and value increase, the Hultafors Group continues to stay one step ahead of the competition. The Hultafors Group’s PPE portfolio already includes market-leading tools, workwear and protective wear brands such as Snickers Workwear, Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety footwear, Hellberg Safety and Hultafors Tools. The acquisition of EMMA Safety Footwear considerably enhances …

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Makita Expands CXT Range with 12v WR100DZ Ratchet Wrench

Makita WR100DZ Ratchet Wrench 12v

Makita’s new cordless ratchet wrench is a versatile, compact and lightweight tool suitable for use across a wide range of applications and ideal for accessing tight spaces. With a number of innovative features included, the WR100DZ has been designed to ensure optimum efficiency and operator productivity. The WR100DZ ratchet wrench utilises Makita’s CXT Compact eXtreme Technology (CXT), making this an …

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Plane Sailing – Makita DKP181 18V Brushless LXT Planer

Makita DKP181 Planer

Makita has launched an exciting new range of products, including the DKP181 18V Brushless LXT Planer (82mm). Combining the speed and capacity of a corded planer with the convenience of cordless, the tool is part of Makita’s expanding 18V series, the world’s largest cordless product line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion battery. With a 12,000rpm brushless motor providing power equal to …

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Growing Evidence Linking Indoor Air Pollution and Respiratory Problems in Children

Indoor Air Pollution

There is growing evidence that respiratory problems among children may be exacerbated by indoor air pollution in homes, schools and nurseries, according to a joint report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Royal College of Physicians. The report, informed by a RCPCH commissioned a systematic review of 221 studies, presents evidence linking indoor air pollution to …

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